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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Tesco Community Grants open now for applications

Posted on 28th April 2021 by Christie McAlpine

Get your application in now! Tesco Community Grants will award funding to charities and community organisations for local projects that focus on supporting children and families. Projects that tackle food poverty are also invited to apply.

Funding pots of £500, up to £1000 and up to £1500 will be available for projects and Tesco customers will be able to choose which project receives the most funding by voting in store every time they shop. The scheme is open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, via an online application form.

greenspace scotland’s team of friendly Community Enablers can support you to apply or answer any questions. To find out more or to apply, please visit the Tesco Community Grants page

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • a brownie or scout group needing new tents
  • a youth sports club needing new equipment
  • a local friends of a park group wanting to develop a new toddler area
  • a local school needing food for a children’s breakfast club
  • a voluntary organisation working with families to run holiday clubs
  • a charity supporting young people with specialist advice to manage mental health

Tesco Community Grants builds on the success of Bags of Help, in Scotland the scheme has supported over 5000 projects with more than £12million in grants since 2016. 

The programme is available across the UK and is administered by community charity, Groundwork.